CNA News

Elections Service intensely working to prepare 9th June elections

The Elections Service of the Ministry of Interior is feverishly working to have everything ready for the European elections and the local administration elections by June 9, 2024, the day of the elections, Menelaos Vasiliou, the head of the service told the Cyprus News Agency (CNA), noting that it is the first time that eight different elections will be held simultaneously.

Elections will be held for the European Parliament members, Mayors, Deputy Mayors, Municipal Councils, Community Leaders, members of Community Councils, Presidents of District administration organizations, and members of School Boards.

“Until January 2, we had 569,086 registered voters, of which 557,578 are included in the permanent electoral roll, namely Cypriots, including 735 Turkish Cypriots. We have the special electoral roll of European citizens residing in Cyprus for local government, which numbers 11,559, and the special roll of Europeans for the European elections, which numbers 10,317. We have the special register for Turkish Cypriots residing in the occupied territories, which currently numbers 82,925,” he added.

It is estimated that around 1,850 polling stations will operate. Polling stations are also expected to operate abroad, in Greece, England, and Belgium.

The approved budget for the election expenses is 6,650,000 euros.